Tags: NBA Championship

A Basketball Mecca That Just Needed a Name

It was the unexpected gift that helped set the stage for one of the greatest runs in N.B.A. history. On Oct. 20, 2006, the Golden State Warriors announced that Oracle, a Bay Area software behemoth, had purchased the naming rights to the team’s arena. It was the type of deal that is routinely mocked —…

Shooting Near Raptors’ Victory Parade Leaves 2 Injured

Two people were shot and two people taken into custody on the edge of the Toronto Raptors’ victory parade in their hometown on Monday, as the team celebrated its N.B.A. championship with thousands of fans and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. The Toronto Police said that two victims had suffered serious but not life-threatening…

About the Warriors’ Excess Timeout: It Was Not a Tribute to Chris Webber

[Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here.] To those familiar with basketball history, the Golden State Warriors’ last-second desperation in Game 6 on Thursday probably spurred a wave of recognition. With less than 10 seconds left in the game, the Warriors, trailing by a point, had an…